Middle East Crisis Seizes Cyprus
It never rains but it pours. It is true for the global humanitarian tragedy in the eastern Mediterranean, Middle East and North Africa. The crisis is expanding, it becomes more acute and draws new victims, grinding lives of people and destroying entire countries. It will spare no one in this area. No one can hide […]
Ufa as a Turning Point in Contemporary History
Ufa, the capital of the Republic of Bashkortostan, that has not been very well known to nations outside of those included in the former USSR so far, will be included in the annals of the world history from now on. July 8-10, it hosted events that will be considered as landmarks in the contemporary world […]
June 20 — World Refugee Day
The desire to move from one place to another has always been a characteristic of humankind, especially those for whom constant movement is a way of life and a pleasure. Some are pushed by a sense of adventure, curiosity, desire for a change of scenery, a desire to test one’s mettle. This is a natural […]
What is Islamic Radicalism?
Today we have forgotten and few people may remember how and when that so called “Arab Spring” began. It blossomed with shades of blood-red, from the deaths of the hundreds trampled on city squares, rent by destiny itself. That spring began on December 17, 2010, when Mohammed Bouazizi, who sold vegetables on a small cart, […]
Who Will Come after the Exodus?
On the morning of Sunday, December 18, 2011, the last 500 American troops crossed the border into Kuwait after the bulk of the 150,000-strong US force had completed its withdrawal. There was neither jubilation nor rousing welcomes. Just the gloomy and depressing sight of moving military vehicles. “…We have given them [the Iraqis] the opportunity […]